Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Robert De Niro unleashes profanity-laced rant against Trump

De Niro who was at the ceremony to introduce Meryl Streep also called Trump a'jerkoff-in-chief and compared him to the'delusional narcissistic petty vindictive President Nixon Robert De Niro unleashes profanity-laced rant against Trump
Melinda Barton | 10 January, 2018, 19:41

Twitter isn't happy with the harsh words Robert De Niro had for President Trump on Tuesday night. He noted that The Post was based on events that occurred almost 50 years ago but had many parallels today. The actor made headlines one year ago when he showed up at an anti-Trump rally in New York City and declared our new President was "a bad example of this country, this city". Given the Pentagon Papers drama's timely story of a free press threatened by a sitting president, De Niro didn't miss the opportunity to take a few digs at the current commander-in-chief.

During his speech, De Niro likened Trump to President Nixon and the Pentagon Papers, attempting to tie in his political tirade to his task of introducing Streep as the best actress victor.

"It was fascinating to watch 'The Post, '" De Niro said, referring to Streep's latest movie, which deals with The Washington Post's publication of the so-called "Pentagon Papers", a Defense Department study about the Vietnam War that was leaked by two government employees in the early 1970s. "This f****ing idiot is the President".

Robert De Niro's introduction of best actress victor Meryl Streep at Tuesday's National Board of Review awards gala went a little sideways as the topic of President Donald Trump came up.

He continued, adding more names to his Trump arsenal, calling the president "our baby-in-chief" and "the jerk-off-in-chief" who "has put the press under siege". "It's The Emperor's New Clothes - the guy is a f-- fool.our baby-in-chief - the "J--in-chief" I call him", De Niro said while introducing Meryl Streep. Indeed director Steven Spielberg took time to defend the press from White House attacks: "We are in a fight and it's a fight not just about alternative facts but it's a fight for the objective truth", he said, according to the Associated Press.

Later, he added, "The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty, and batshit f-king insane. Ah, the good old days".